Officers

Pam Rock, FACHE – President

Pam Rock is a seasoned healthcare professional with a background in service line management, strategy, program and business development, and marketing. She has a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in health education from the University of Utah. She currently serves as the Vice President, Medical Service Lines and Specialty Programs at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is responsible for the growth and development of the various medical sub-specialty programs, oversees Seattle Children’s partnerships with community hospitals for neonatology and hospital medicine contracted professional services, and has oversight for regional business development and outreach activities in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Prior to joining Seattle Children’s, she served as the Cancer Center Director at Overlake Medical Center.

Pam currently serves on the Washington State Healthcare Executive Forum Board (WSHEF), and has served in the past as President and Board member. She also serves on the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Board and is an active member of the Mercer Island Chamber. She has served in other community leadership roles such as Chair and member of the Mercer Island Arts Council. She resides on Mercer Island with her husband and has two grown boys.

 

Ryan Sundquist, MHA – Treasurer

Ryan Sundquist is a Seattle native. Ryan attended the University of Washington for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Currently, Ryan is the Associate Director for Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Services and Western Washington Medical Group. Prior work experience includes working as a clinic manager for Sea Mar Community Health Center in Everett and at UW Medical Center as a patient service specialist in the operating rooms. Ryan also interned at South Lake Clinic, a multi-specialty clinic. He has been interested in health care ever since high school when his father past away. Amazed by all the help from the medical staff trying to save his dad’s life, Ryan has made it his life-long dream to give back to both the medical field and his community.

 

 Lori Nomura, JD – President Elect

Lori Nomura is an attorney at the law firm Foster Pepper PLLC, where she has practiced exclusively health care law for over twenty years.  Lori represents health care entities across the state of Washington on matters including mergers and acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures, Medicare and Medicaid payment, and regulatory compliance.  She has been an active board member of the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum for several years serving as the board secretary and chair of the communications committee since 2013.

Lori has held board positions with numerous other nonprofit health care organizations such as the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys and Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Lori lives in Seattle with her husband and two children and enjoys cooking, running and watching club soccer.

 

 

 Sue Miller, PharmD – Secretary

Sue Miller is currently the Director, West Portfolio Key Account Managers Team for Astellas Pharmaceuticals. Sue has over 15 years industry experience. She joined Astellas as the Scientific Director for the West CV Medical Science Liaison Team before moving to the Commercial organization as a Senior Strategic Account Manager in the Strategic Account Business Unit. She is a multiple award winner earning Peak Performer, The Great Race, Partnership Award, and several Quarterly Award recognitions. She also received recognition with awards for teamwork and collaboration as part of Medical Affairs. Sue earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Illinois Chicago and then completed her postgraduate residency at The Children’s Hospital/University of Colorado Health Science Center. Sue practiced clinical pharmacy for 10 years before joining the pharmaceutical industry as a MSL. Sue lives in Portland OR area with her husband (Jeff) and two children (Emily – 18 and Jack – 20).

 

 

Dina O’Leary MBA, FACHE – Immediate Past President

Dina O’Leary first became involved in ACHE as a Healthcare MBA student at the University of Dallas.  The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter sponsored a mentor-ship program as well as a scholarship to attend Congress for students and that was enough to get her interested.  In Dallas she managed a mental health practice without walls which under her stewardship grew from 20 providers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to over 100 providers covering all of North Texas and Oklahoma City.  She relocated to Seattle, her husband’s hometown and closer to her parents in Idaho, in 2000 and searched out the local ACHE chapter, Puget Sound Healthcare Executives Forum.  In Seattle she worked for Children’s Hospital, Premera Blue Cross and then Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  She attended PSHEF meetings regularly and later became Chapter Secretary/Membership/Newsletter through the transition from PSHEF to WSHEF, earning first her CHE and later FACHE credential along the way.  Stepping back from the WSHEF board for a few years, she focused on her family, which grew to include three children.  She also has been busy with many community activities including Rotary and leadership positions in her church and her children’s school.  After nearly 14 years at Northwest Hospital her career took an unusual turn and she is now in Strategic Sourcing at Nordstrom.  Healthcare still plays a roll as she supports the Nordstrom Employee Benefits and Prosthesis programs.